[D7840ZBI], Letter from James Adams to Charles Batchelor, August 11th, 1878

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Abstract

Grave an exhibition of telephone to financial men Thursday and to press on Friday -- experiments were most successful -- Bailey pushing Puskas hard to accept 50,000 francs cash and so much stock of company he is afraid that Puskas will back out -- Puskas also has an offer of 100,000 francs for France and Russia and Adams thinks he can do better -- Bailey can't do anything with Gray or Phelps -- magneto phones useless to try and show whwn there are 50 or 60 Frenchmen and everyone talking at once -- some of the newspapers say Gray telephone shown but it wasn't Bailey paid for that to show what kind of fellow Bailey is -- describes what happened at exhibition and how Herz said Edison telephone best before audience and was now sorry he let it slip through his fingers

Author

Recipient

Date

1878-08-11

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Identifier

D7840ZBI

Folder Set

D7840

Title

[D7840ZBI], Letter from James Adams to Charles Batchelor, August 11th, 1878

Microfilm ID

19:891

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University

Timestamp

August 11, 1878